F2 graduates George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon are all set to make their F1 debuts next season, something that some of the drivers on the current grid is a good thing for F1. According to some, the influx of new talent will make the racing next season 'fun'.
F2 champion George Russell is set to debut with Williams whilst title rival Lando Norris will make the step up to McLaren alongside Carlos Sainz. Alexander Albon is expected to be given the nod to drive for Toro Rosso in 2019 with the returning Daniil Kvyat his teammate.
According to Norris' future teammate Sainz, the prospect is an exciting one.
"I think the quality of the grid will be as high as ever, first of all," Sainz told Motorsport.com. "The amount of talent that has arrived to Formula 1 nowadays is incredible, but especially how prepared nowadays rookies are.
"When I arrived to Formula 1 I felt ready. Since lap one in Australia I think I was P5 in practice one already, in Australia on a track that I didn't know.
"Nowadays, thanks to simulators, thanks to the tests, FP1s, that you can get, you arrive to Australia feeling pretty much ready for it. And then it's a matter of gaining experience.
"That is why I think the level in Formula 1 next year is going to be as high as ever. Lando, George, Max (Verstappen), Esteban hopefully if he manages to get a seat, myself, (Daniil) Kvyat back, you have a lot of talent.
"You will have fun watching the races."